- Narrow-leaved Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)
- Green Frog (Rana clamitans)
- Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata)
- Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
- Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)
- Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)
- Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
- Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
- Eastern Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
- Marsh Marigold (Calthra palustris)
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Monthly Archives: April 2014
This is one of my favorite early blooming wildflowers. The blossom has five pink striped petals that range from white to pale pink. This plant is apparently rare on Long Island, but at Shu Swamp it’s abundant.
This is one of the first butterflies seen in spring. It rarely lands with its wings open, so you only see the bright blue color in flight. This one took me about ten minutes to photograph. They rarely stay still!
The woods near my home is literally carpeted with these unique little flowers. They won’t be around much longer, but their mottled leaves will last when the flowers are long gone.
Found this little guy on my hike this morning. Garter snakes are one of the most common snakes in North America, and can grow up to four feet. Females don’t lay eggs like most snakes, instead they give birth to … Continue reading
Such a strange plant. Love how each year it actually grows deeper into the ground, so older plants are basically impossible to dig up, not that I would!
This was the only one blooming on my hike yesterday. I always forget that all parts of this plant are quite poisonous to humans. Touching it can cause skin irritation. The woods near my home will soon be full of … Continue reading
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